SALT FIRED CARVED LIDDED JAR WITH LEAVES
This unique jar is hand made by Sarah Leckie of Metchosin on beautiful Vancouver Island B.C. She uses a a distinctive salt fired technique for the body then carves the design into the clay. This makes for a very organic and unusual finish. Use for salt, sugar or preserves.
Sarah draws her inspiration from the versatility and playfulness of the medium of clay. She especially enjoys designing the surfaces of her pieces through impressing, carving and transferring designs.
Size ~ 2.5 inches high x 3.25 inches width.
All her pieces are microwave and dishwasher proof.
Salt-firing: gives a crispness in colours and varying surface textures. Late in the gas firing, "burritoes" made of salt and baking soda and wood shavings are put into the kiln on a piece of angle iron. Once in the kiln, they volitize sending salt vapour moving with the gas flame among the pieces of pottery.
The resulting outside surfaces vary from side to side due to the direction of the flame with the salt vapour interacting with the pieces as the flame weaves through the kiln. Each piece is different and sparkles with a vitality that only the salt-firing process can produce.